Solitude (3)

Solitude.
I dream of
panoramic
silence –
breathtaking
boundless
sanctity.

Solitude.
Wrapped in separateness
cardboard walls fallen
curling corners of instability –
no refuge in stillness.

Solitude.
Smothering starkness
madness reverberating
canyons of aloneness
overbearing.

Solitude.
Persevere
regale moments
feathered encounters
faces on screens
tenderness
in voices.

Solitude.
Grace finds me
mercy lifts soul
possibility
opens the door
panoramic.

(This is a rewrite of an older poem, last appearing here in August, 2018. I submit it for Reena’s Exploration challenge #163. Please visit her post for a most inspiring video. Art my own.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

33 thoughts on “Solitude (3)

  1. Though the whole poem is fantabulous, these lines struck me the most

    Wrapped in separateness
    cardboard walls fallen
    curling corners of instability –
    no refuge in stillness.

    My personal observation is that walls of isolation are constructed, where the relationships were not in good shape. The pandemic just became an excuse.

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  2. Nice use of repetition. I actually thought it might decrease the feeling of solitude but i think it enhanced it. And wow, I just love these lines: “Smothering starkness”; “canyons of aloneness”; “feathered encounters”.

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  3. I enjoyed reading your reflective poem on solitude. I like the many faces you presented of this experience. This part resonated with me most,
    “Solitude.
    Persevere
    regale moments
    feathered encounters
    faces on screens
    tenderness
    in voices.”

    Take good care.
    Ali

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